Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

Researchers in the biological sciences at ANU work on issues of global importance, including food security in both Australia and the developing world, new treatments for cancer and type 2 diabetes, and fighting malaria drug resistance. This Master program is research-led and features teaching contributions from more than 60 academics, leading scientists in these fields, who bring their experience and current breakthroughs to the classroom. Students can choose to specialise in areas such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences, and biochemistry. Alternatively, you can choose a broad overview of biological sciences. Students will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, research infrastructure, and flexible learning facilities. This program includes a research project and a thesis.

Course Fee:

Australian: $61,440
International: $87,360

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5.5/7.0 and at least 8 courses in cognate disciplines (Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, Evolution, Ecology, and Plant Sciences); English language requirements

Structure:

The Master of Science (Advanced) in Biological Sciences degree requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of: A minimum of 36 units from the completion of 6000- and 8000 level courses which must consist of: 12 units from the completion of BIOL8700 Research Proposal Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the coursework component and have the approval of an identified research supervisor to continue to the research components.

Subjects you can Study:

Advanced biological sciences

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to the 96 unit Master of Biological Sciences and complete an additional 48 units of coursework or may transfer to graduate from a 48 unit Graduate Diploma of Science.

Further information:

For more information about this program please visit: https://science.anu.edu.au/study/master-degrees/master-biological-sciences

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Related Careers:

Life Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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